goldmourn (amberdawnpullin) wrote,

poem: child on a typewriter

child on typewriter
let's put one in the classroom
one at every desk

child on a typewriter

the amazement: seeing a child on a typewriter
their curiousity their determined clack at keys
to see a white sheet turn spatter black with words
the ding of a new line the fierce slap of letters
the use of strong language of words made clear
concentration of thoughts only and intent to
express create make an old world present now
familiarity with where the alphabet is from years
of computers and internet and chatrooms and instant
messaging all focused on this key and this sound
not one cellphone or app or web browser or text
but the consumption and directive of type and type _ ding.

- adp, 23 October 2011
(typewriter poem @ Canzine)
Tags: poetry & prose

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